Fred Burchell
Position Centre
Shot Left
5 ft 6 in (0 m)
145 lb (66 kg)
Teams NHL
 Montreal Canadiens
 Rochester Americans
 Quebec Aces
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 9, 1931(1931-01-09),
Montreal, QC, CAN
Died June 4 1998 (aged 67),
Montreal, QC, CAN
Pro Career 1949 – 1966

Frederick Burchell (January 9, 1931–June 4, 1998) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player born in Montreal, Quebec.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

He played junior hockey for the Montreal Junior Royals from 1947 to 1950 and won the Memorial Cup in 1949.

Fred "Skippy" Burchell began his pro career when he played 2 games for the QSHL Montreal Royals. He played the next season with the NHL Montreal Canadiens. He moved on to the Eastern Hockey League to play for the Johnstown Jets where he finally found his scoring touch (37-56-93). He played for the next two seasons for the Montreal Royals again (during their league transition into a semi-pro league). He was again called up to the Canadiens and again playing only 2 games and going pointless. He went back to the Montreal Royals before joining the WHL Winnipeg Warriors. He began scoring more consistently as he re-joined the QHL Montreal Royals and stayed into their years when they joined the Eastern Professional Hockey League where he won that league's MVP award in 1961. He would then spend the next few seasons in the AHL with the Quebec Aces before playing for one final season with the EHL Jersey Devils.

He played in the (Quebec) Provincial Senior League in the 1960s and won the Allan Cup in 1965 with the Sherbrooke Castors.

Coaching career[edit | edit source]

Burchell coached the IHL Toledo Hornets during the 1972-73 season with a record of 36-33-5 and then the 1973–74 IHL season where he led the team to a record of 33 wins-42 losses-1 tie.

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